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Serah D.'s Comment
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Just read the following

September 14, 2017 5:08 am ,

Class A Commercial Drivers License holders may be in for a surprise the next time they go to renew their license if they are not up to speed with the latest requirements. Beginning July 31st all Class A CDL holders and those applying for their Class A CDL are required to become a Certified Trucker Against Trafficking (CTAT). Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, says there are a number of people still not aware of the new requirement and it's the department's goal to make sure CDL license holders aren't inconvenienced when they go to renew or apply.Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed ACT 922 into law in April requiring the CTAT training designed, for those involved with the trucking industry, to recognize the signs of modern day slavery, or human trafficking. According to statistics from their website http://www.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/, human trafficking has been reported in all 50 states and the number of victims in the U.S. is estimated in the hundreds of thousands.

To become certified completion of a free 30-minute program is required and can be found at http://education.truckersagainsttrafficking.org/lesson/the-tat-training-video/. Participants will watch a video and take a short quiz afterward. Upon passing an option will be given to print and/or download the certificate. Taking a screenshot of the certificate on a mobile device is also acceptable.

Once a copy of the certificate is obtained it can be presented to the Department of Finance and Administration when applying for or renewing the Class A CDL.

The Mountain Home Revenue Office is located at 200 East 8th Street, Suit 102.

If a Class A CDL holder's company has already implemented the Truckers Against Trafficking training, the employer may call 612-8882050 to inquire about creating a co-branded certificate, which would waive the online training requirement.

For additional information send an e-mail to mailto:education@truckersagainsttrafficking.org.

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott's Comment
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Looks like it's a state law in Arkansas. My trucking school and company showed us a video and talked to us about it. I have yet to see any signs of Lot Lizards or stuff like that.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime had us watch the video as well as the food handling video.which was mandatory.

Pianoman's Comment
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I was wondering the same thing! It doesn't say, but it looks like it's just Arkansas. Can't tell...

ChickieMonster's Comment
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It's only Arkansas. Being based out of Little Rock, we all had to do the training and certification at orientation.

But all AR CDL holders must now do the certification. I believe Texas is trying to implement the same thing.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
BQ 's Comment
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Unless a State Government can implement Federal policy, which would be breaking news, this is only for those renewing license in State of Arkansas. Wouldn't be a horrible idea for other states or feds to follow suit. There are many things that are going on everyday in front of our eyes that most are completely blind to, a 30 min video shouldn't be too much of one's time if it can help them identify and help another from such horrible circumstances.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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